The Therapy Dogs Nationwide Cadets is a great opportunity for young people to be involved in being part of the volunteer support team.
‘TDN‘ Cadets have their own unique uniform and are encouraged to complete a record-keeping book to log the events and establishment visits they do. This aims towards different awards and badges.
They will be able to attend Crufts and be involved in parades and promoting the wonderful work that they do. There is a mentoring programme in place whereby Cadets attend visits in different establishments with an adult volunteer and a ‘ TDN assessed dog.
A quarterly newsletter is sent out to give updates on events but also, to give the opportunity for the young volunteers to share their stories and the amazing work they do.
We are aiming to host an annual workshop, run by Claire, to teach the young support team how to communicate with dogs. This is important as they will be working closely with dogs but also will allow them to give their own talks to their schools and peers. A certificate will be given on the completion of this workshop.